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Facing the Challenges of the Current Hybrid Electric Drivetrain - April 2009

Jonathan Edelson, Paul Siebert, Aaron Sichel and Yadin Klein

The article "Facing the Challenges of the Current Hybrid Electric Drivetrain" appeared in the April 2009 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

Summary
Presented is a high-phase, order-induction motor drive for use in a series hybrid architecture. This solution overcomes numerous compromises in current hybrid powertrain designs. Notably, it allows for a vehicle that is competitive in terms of performance and cost.

Keywords
hybrid drivetrain, motor, AC induction, brushless DC

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